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DIRECTV SWM32 spotted at CES

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Draconis, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. HoTat2

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    OK;

    Sounds reasonable, but I wonder if the OTA input port labeled;

    "OFF-AIR
    20 VDC OUT"

    Next to "SWiM Port 3" in the PDF document also doubles as a loop-thru output to supply the 20 VDC to the OTA circuits of I assume other possible cascaded SWM-32s downstream in a large MDU installation so you do not need two power adapters for each individual unit.

    But wouldn't that require something like a off-air signal splitter with a power pass on one leg to use it?
     
  2. Jeremy W

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    I would think so, since it's outputting 20 VDC although it's an OTA input. If you just connected it to the 20 VDC IN on another SWM32, you'd have no OTA on the SWiM 3 output.
     
  3. kevinturcotte

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    Is there a limit to the number of SWM32s you could cascade?
     
  4. doctor j

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    Absolute-yes
    Practically-no

    FMC-6 chassis are recommendend to go no futher than four deep.
    With amplifiers and MST-774 4 way taps huge MDU projects can be designed with thousands of receivers.

    Imagine 4 output on taps each to 4 SWM-32.
    with 4 taps on each leg that can be reamped 4 times!

    32x4x4x4x4 = 8192 receivers
    Now that would make Tom Robertson envious!!!:):):)

    Doctor j
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    ...and you'd need a nuclear power plant to power it all...
     
  6. kevinturcotte

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    8192 tuners?!?!?! WOW! Whoever had that many, please adopt me lol
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    He has one of those "green" houses that uses the thermal properties of all the IRDs to warm his home. :D
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Smiddy...if you distract the guys in the booth tomorrow....I'll...
     
  9. dave29

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    That would be nice, but I'd rather have 2- SWiM16's. :)
     
  10. Jeremy W

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    As long as we're talking about fantasy, why not just an actual SWiM32?
     
  11. HoTat2

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    I agree, WOW! :eek2:

    Makes you wonder if there's really any need now for the more expensive IP based MFH-3 for large MDU installs. Since I've also heard a fair amount of criticism about that system.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Wonder if one of those fits in a carry on bag.....I'm just sayin' :D:lol:
     
  13. Shades228

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    Places that use MFH3 will not sub out for SWM unless they spent a lot more money than they needed to for just video.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Note: I have removed some posts. For discussion about networking over SWiM, please visit our Cutting Edge forums.
     
  15. HoTat2

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    Oh I understand that;

    But I was referring primarily to which would be a better choice now for future large MDU installs with the advent of the SWiM32. Still the expensive and more technically complex MFH-3 system or a large array of cascaded SWiM32s?
     
  16. Jeremy W

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    If they choose SWiM, they'll have to run coax and Ethernet. If they choose MFH-3, they can just run Ethernet. I'm not in the MFH-3 "scene" so I haven't heard about the complaints, but it seems like a really cool system. I'm all about infrastructure consolidation.
     
  17. JoeTheDragon

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    Do any hotels use a MFH-3 like system?

    the direct tv web site says

    Coming soon:
    DIRECTV's Exclusive Electronic Programming Guide
    Promote your hotel with a customizable programming guide. Provide a familiar TV
    experience with the same channel guide your guests know from home. Ask how
    you can qualify today.


    lodgenet does seem to offer

    http://www.lodgenet.com/ForTravelers/InRoomEntertainment/Pages/DIRECTVSportsPackages.aspx

    and looks to be a per room PPV thing and I don't think that they will want to have boxes that just sit about turned the same channel 24/7 for a very part time channel?

    and does any hotel with type of system trun on part time rsn over flows?

    and the new lodgenet systems use IP for tv.
     
  18. Groundhog45

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    You wouldn't need 8192 ports, just one for every available channel and an STB tuned to each. Actually, the SWiM16 is all I would need. :D
     

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